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Things to Know When Visiting Mexico City

Zócalo de México D, .F.
Zócalo de México D, .F.
Flickr / Esparta Palma / CC BY 2.0

Mexico City has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing for tourists. Following are some of the most important tips you should know when travelling to Mexico City.

Carry Cash

Although most places in Mexico City accept credit/debit card, it is always better to keep some cash handy when travelling to a new place. 

Avoid Metro during Hora Pico

‘Hora Pico’ ( rush hour) in Mexico City lasts from 6 am – 9 am and 6 pm – 9 pm every day. You should avoid waiting in the subway for Metro during these hours.

Tipping is Necessary

Tipping is very important in Mexico than anywhere else. As a general rule, always tip 10% in the Restaurants and Bars when they bring you a bill to your table. Manners matter!

Learn a little Spanish before you Travel

When travelling to any new city where the local language isn’t English, it is always better to know a few most used words of the local language. Practice a few common Spanish phrases before you leave for Mexico City. After all, people always appreciate you when you are trying to communicate with them in their language.

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